Saskatchewan Gen Web Project - SASKATCHEWAN AND ITS PEOPLE by JOHN HAWKES Vol 1II 1924

William Dick Dewar, manager of the Soldiers' Civil Reestablishment Bureau, with offices in the Canada building, is one of the highly esteemed citizens of Saskatoon. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, on the 14th of June, 1880, a son of James and Elizabeth (Cuthill) Dewar, likewise na- tives of Scotland. The father was a mechanical engineer by profession and remained in the old country throughout his life. His death occurred in 1898, and Mrs. Dewar passed away in 1918. In the pursuit of his education William Dick Dewar attended the public and high schools of Dundee and subsequently entered the Harris Academy and St. Andrew's University. Upon the completion of his edu- cation he became associated with a chocolate manufacturing concern for three years and in 1903 came to Canada. He went to work for the Union Bank of Canada and remained there 'until he was transferred to Moose Jaw. He rose from the position of ledger keeper to that of ac- countant and so served at Moose Jaw until 1907, when he was again transferred, this time to Strasbourg, Saskatchewan, as manager of the firm's business there. He remained in Strasbourg from 1907 until De- cember of the year 1911, when he was transferred to Humboldt. He was manager of the business there until 1915, when he put all personal interests aside and enlisted with the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Regi- ment for service in the Great war. He went to England a short time after enlisting and was pay sergeant until he was drafted into the audit- ing department in England. He remained there until October, 1918, when he went to France and was in the same department in that country until June, 1919, leaving France on the 18th of January, 1920, at which time he received his honorable discharge. Subsequently he returned to Humboldt, Saskatchewan, and was actively identified with the insurance business there until December, 1921, when he came to Saskatoon, and on the 14th of February, 1922, accepted a position as clerk in the Soldiers' Civil Reestablishment Bureau. He is now manager of the local bureau and is satisfactorily discharging the manifold duties of his position. He is a man of diligence, integrity and upright principles and is held in high confidence and esteem by his fellow townsmen. In March, 1907, Mr. Dewar was married to Miss Eliza M. Duncan, and they have become parents of two children: William Alexander, born in Strasbourg, in August, 1910; and Stuart, born in Humboldt, on the 11th of March, 1916. Mrs. Dewar is a woman of culture and refinement and she maintains an active interest in the club and social circles of Saskatoon. Mr. Dewar has always been active in civic affairs and was vice presi- dent of the Humboldt Board of Trade in 1913 and president of that body in 1914. He has also been a commissioner and justice of the peace and no movement for the benefit of the community at large seeks his aid in vain. Fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and he likewise holds membership in the Sons of Scotland and the Great War Veterans Association. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Dewar's career in Saskatoon, although short, has been highly successful and well illustrates the power of energy and hard work. Bibliography follows:

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